Most Frequently Asked Questions for Park Place

 

1. Can I pay in installments?  What if I have a scholarship?  In most cases rent for Fall semester is due on August 1st. It is due on December 1st for Spring semester.  Students can pay in installments if they and their parents live in the State of Utah and if their parents sign a guaranty and credit card authorization agreement for the rent.  There is a $50 per semester charge for those paying in installments. Those that pay with installments are required to pay 1/3rd of the semester's rent plus the $50 per semester charge for those paying in installments on August 1st for Fall semester or move in date, which ever comes first, 1/3rd on September 1st, and 1/3rd on August 1st. For Spring semester 1/3rd of the semester's rent plus the $50 per semester charge is due Dec 1st, 1/3 January 1st, and the balance is due on Feb 1st. For those with scholarships or financial aid covering rent we realize most scholarships or financial aid packages are not funded until about a month into the semester.  In such cases you need your parents to sign a guaranty and credit card authorization agreement (for scholarships and financial aid this is ok even for out of state students but not for students who live outside of the United States) and you need to provide written confirmation from Snow College of the scholarship or financial aid. Once this information is given then those with scholarships or financial aid pay as follows: Fall semester: 1/3rd of the semester's rent is due on August 1st or upon move-in whichever comes first and the balance is due one month from the first day of Fall Semester or the day the scholarship or financial aid is received which ever comes first.  Spring semester: 1/3 of the semester's rent is due on December 1st and the balance is due one month from the beginning of Spring semester or the day the scholarship or financial aid is received which ever comes first. If your scholarship or financial aid is not here within 30 days from the start of the semester, or if we cannot confirm with the school that it will be here soon thereafter, then we treat you like a student paying ďmonthlyĒ (see above) until the scholarship funds arrive to pay the balance of your rent.

 

2. Do I have to sign a two-semester contract? Generally yes, unless you come only for Spring Semester which starts in January.  If you come for Spring Semester only you may sign a one semester contract. We do allow a limited number of one semester contracts for Fall semester but you are required to pay an extra $200.00 rent and you must pay it all up front -- no monthly payments. 

 

3.  Are utilities included?  Yes, however, you can decide as an apartment (not individually) to pay your own utilities and have $100 per semester, per student taken off your rent. Either way, Park Place pays for high speed Internet, cable TV, and garbage collection.  If you want to pay utilities you must decide to do so as an apartment. If your utilities are included in your rent and you go over $600.00 per semester, you and your roommates will be responsible for the overage. The advantages if we pay your utilities are you don't have to collect from each other, no one has to put a deposit up with the utility company and be responsible to the utility company, and you don't have to transfer the utilities into your own name and get them turned on. The advantage if you pay them yourself is that you may save money by being frugal.

 

4. Does my deposit go towards my rent?  No.  The deposit is used as security for any damages caused or cleaning that is not taken care of at the end of the lease.   A non-refundable sum of $75.00 is deducted for carpet cleaning, window cleaning, and touch up painting which is done each year after the students leave.  An extra $25.00 is deducted if we pay your utilities. The rest of the deposit, less unpaid amounts under the lease, damages, and cleaning fees, if any, will be mailed back to you.

 

5. Can we use nail, tacks or sticky tape on the walls?  You may use small nail and tacks but no sticky tape.  We patch the holes and touch up paint each year.  If you use large nails, use sticky tape, or go crazy with nail holes we will make the repairs and deduct the cost from your deposit.   Sticky tape should never be used, as it is very expensive to repair.  

 

6. Is there assigned parking?  There is not assigned parking.  There is plenty of parking (one space per student plus plenty of guests parking).  You will be issued a parking sticker at a cost of $5.00.  Unauthorized vehicles will be towed or booted after hours.   

 

7. How big are the apartments?  How many bathrooms and bedrooms are there?  Park Place has two different types of apartments that accommodate 6 students each.  The first type is a standard three bedroom apartment.  Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and a private bathroom. These bedrooms are about 16.5 feet by 15 feet including the closet and bathroom.   If you donít count the closet and bathroom the room is about 15 feet by 11 feet.  Most of these apartments have washers and dryers but there are several which donít.  These apartments are about 1225 square feet but one is 200 square feet larger.  In this large apartment the downstairs bedroom has an extra large walk-in closet and the two upstairs bedrooms have two separate walk-in closets.  The front room and kitchen are much larger.  This large apartment does not have a washer and dryer.  The second type of apartment has 6 single private bedrooms.  These single bedroom apartments have three bathrooms.  Two bedrooms share a bathroom; however, the bathrooms are set up so the sink and mirror area are seperate from the toilet, tub/shower area so that both students can be using the facilities at the same time.   Each bedroom has it own closet.  These bedrooms average about 8-8.5 feet by 12-13 feet which includes the closets but not the bathrooms.  Sixteen of these private bedroom apartments are about 1275 square feet; 24 of these apartments are bigger and contain about 1,325-1350 square feet. These larger private units have kitchen tables with chairs rather than the standard kitchen bars with stools. Sixteen of the 24 larger private units were just completed in 2010 and have washers and dryers, with a black appliances, upgraded cabinets, carpet, tile, countertops, furniture. All apartments have central air conditioning.  You can view the apartments and the floor plans on this internet site.

 

8.  What do I need to bring?  What furniture and appliances come with each apartment?    What size are the beds?   All apartments are fully furnished.   The front rooms have a couch and love seat.   The kitchens have nice oak, mapel, or or cherry wood upgraded cabinets.  Some kitchens have bars with stools and some have tables with chairs. Each apartment has all standard appliances including a dishwasher, microwave oven, oven with range top, and refrigerators.  In addition, 32 of the 3 bedroom apartments, and many of the new private 6 bedroom apartments have washers and dryers.  The bed rooms have standard twin size beds, with a computer desk with a chair, dresser, nightstand (in 3 bedroom units), and are wired for phone, cable TV, and high speed internet.  You will need to bring kitchen dishes, pots and pans, utensils, etc.  You will also need to bring your own sheets, blankets, pillows and personal items.  You do not need to bring a shower curtain as all of our tub/showers and showers have doors.  There is no telephone or TV.  Most students bring a television and use cell phones.  You can contract with the local phone company for a phoneóeach bedroom and kitchen is wired for a phone.

 

9.  What is the Internet like?   We have a fiber optic connection with 200 megs of bandwidth and an increasing capacity distributed to all the apartments both wirelessly and wired. We have a consumer grade wireless access points in every building that operate with a cloud based controller built by Ruckus wireless.

 

10.  Do I have to be a college student to live there?  Yes, you have to be an enrolled Snow College Student.

 

11.  Can I bring my bike?  Yes, we donít allow bikes to be stored in the apartments we have bike racks outside the apartments.

 

12.  Are pets allowed?  No, not even fish. Don't test this rule. If you get caught with a dog, cat, or other pet everyone in the apartment will lose their deposit unless it is reported by a roommate. We had a student sneak a dog in on time and we replaced most of the carpet.

 

13.  Can I bring my own bed and dresser?  Residents may not replace any furniture or beds without permission and if permission is granted we will charge $25 per semester to move and store our furniture. Please don't ask unless there is a medical need.

 

14.  Can I use the hot tubs and tanning beds?  Yes.  The indoor and outdoor hot tubs are free but there is a charge for the tanning beds (less than half of what a tanning salon would charge). In 2010 we took out the outdoor hot tub that was standard size and put in a new one that holds 30 to 35 people! It is like a small swimming pool it is so large.

 

15.  I will be there for orientation or at some other time; can I come and see the apartments?  Yes just drop by the clubhouse during normal office hours (M-F 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm) or call and make an appointment with the manager.  We can accomodate you on Saturdays but be sure to call as the clubhouse hours are shorter on Saturday.  The managerís Phone is 1-435-283-6143 or e-mail from this web site to set up an appointment.

 

16.  How many students to an apartment?  Each apartment can accommodate six students.  Some apartments may have less if a person rents a shared room for him/herself.

 

17.  What do you do to make Park Place a safe place to live?  Is there a curfew?  We have tried to make Park Place safe.  We have a full time manager with an office in the clubhouse.  The clubhouse is open M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p. m.   We have workers in the clubhouse from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. M-F and for shorter hours on Saturday.  We have a night time manager couple that live in an apartment in the clubhouse.  They are there to enforce the rules at night.  We enforce our rules.  Guests must be out of the apartment by 12:00 midnight, except on Friday and Saturday nights when they must leave by 1:30 a.m.  If they are not their cars will be booted or towed.  If you plan on smoking, drinking, or using drugs at Park Place donít apply to live here.    We have motion detector lights on the back of many of our buildings, parking lot lights, night lights in the park, six cameras covering the clubhouse and hot tubs (these cameras record 24/7 and the monitor is in the clubhouse convenience store, with a seperate monitor in the nighttime manager's apartment), hand rails to hold onto while you cross the stone bridges across the stream in the park, a fence enclosing the project, and night lights on the sand volleyball court, basket ball court, and pavilion in the park.  There is no other apartment complex in Ephraim with as many safety features. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2010 WE REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ANY PERSON APPLYING WHO IS OVER THE AGE OF 23. THE PERSON APPLYING MUST PAY FOR THE COST OF THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. The reason we have picked the ages for criminal background checks is that a person over the age of 23 who is applying for a 2 year college is more prone to have a criminal history since criminal background checks to not show crimes committed by a minor. We do not discriminate against a person based upon any protected classification such as sex, religion, national origin, race, handicap or familial status.

 

18.  What is the surrounding area like?  Manti, Moroni, and Mt. Pleasant are all within 7 to 12 miles.  The Palisades Golf Course is a great one and is about a 10 mile drive.  The Manti La Sal National Forest which is nearby offers great hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing.  Nine mile reservoir is about 12 miles and is great fishing.  There is a Wal-Mart in Ephraim, a four screen movie theater, lots of restaurants, and other stores.  Ephraim is a smaller town and therefore the College plans many activities to keep the students involved.

 

19.  Is Park Place within walking distance of the college?  Yes, we are right across the street from campus.  You will not need to drive to school.

 

20.  When will the roommate assignments be made?  Can you reserve a specific room for me?  We generally donít reserve specific roomsóalthough we do make exceptions.  Rooms are generally on a first come first serve basis.  Roommate assignments sent out in late July by email. In that email you will receive a lot of information including the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of your roommates.

 

21.  What is the move-in date?  Can I move in early?   You can move in two days before the first day of school without an additional charge.  You can generally move in anytime after August 10th or before that date if you make arrangements. If you move in prior to two days before school starts you pay a prorated daily rental rate.  Prorated daily rent is easy to calculate. Just take your semester rent (which includes utlitites) and divide it by 122. For example if you come 5 days before the start of school then you are charged 3 days early rent at a prorated basis.  For example, if your rent is $1,170.00 for the semester, then your prorated rent is $1,170/122=$9.22 per day for each early day. Remember room assignments in each unit are on a first come first serve basis.

 

22.  What is in the clubhouse?  Our 5,800 square foot clubhouse is the nicest student housing clubhouse we know of in the western United States .  You can take a picture tour of it on this internet site.  It has a convenience store, managerís office, computer room (free for our residents), large gathering room with big screen TV and kitchen, laundry mat, two tanning bed rooms, game room, exercise room, indoor and out door hot tub, night time managerís apartment, and overnight accommodations for visitors.   It is open M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., then from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  It is open for limited hours on Saturday and is closed Sunday.  The laundry mat is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week.

 

23.  What are the grounds like?  In addition to the Clubhouse and both hot tubs, we have a basketball court with 2 standards, a twelve foot fence around it, and night lighting.  A beautifully landscaped Park with a pavilion which seats 100 persons and two large covered charcoal grills.  We also have one gas grill that students can use for $1.00.  The park has a fenced sand volley ball court (with night lighting), lots of trees and grass, and a beautiful rocked stream with two 5 foot waterfalls.  There are also several other outdoor barbeque grills around the site for student use.   There are bike racks next to each apartment.  There is not another apartment site in Ephraim or in Utah that comes close to Park Place .   You can view the Park and the grounds on this internet site.

 

24.  Does Park Place have any activities?  Park Place has a opening social barbeque for its tenants each fall under the pavilion in the Park, there are other activities such as a Halloween party and/or dance, movie nights, free breakfasts in the clubhouse during finals week each semester, and other miscellaneous activities.  For example in the past we have had subway sandwich parties, live bands in the clubhouse, beach parties, etc.  We provide a number of activities to help our student get to know each other and have a quality experience here.

 

25.  What is your overnight guest policy?   No overnight guests are allowed without permission.  Generally permission will only be given for parents visiting from out of town.  Guests must be out of the apartment by 12:00 midnight, except on Friday and Saturday nights when they must leave by 1:30 a.m.   We have an overnight guest apartment in the clubhouse which can be rented.  It is very nice.